Healthcare providers are required to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which provides patients with important privacy and protection rights regarding their healthcare information and how it’s used by their healthcare provider. For practices, assuring your patients that their information is securely protected is essential to gain and maintain their trust. HIPAA also provides information about how patients’ healthcare information can be shared in order to ensure that the patient is receiving the best treatment possible.
Stratosphere Networks provides healthcare practices with solid IT solutions to protect the privacy of your patients. We understand that this information is fragile and must be handled with the utmost care, which is why we provide 24/7 proactive system monitoring to ensure that your practice never suffers from excessive system downtime or unexpected data loss. If you have EHRs or EMRs, we’ll make sure they’re protected round-the-clock so you can rest assured that your patients’ information is in good hands. If you’re looking to switch from tape backups to EHRs or EMRs, Stratosphere Networks can help you transfer that information to electronic documents and ensure that nothing is lost or corrupted in the process.
While HIPAA protects healthcare and patient information, payment card industry data security standards (PCI DSS) protect cardholder data. The common misconception is that HIPAA and PCI DSS compliance are one in the same. Since this is not true, many healthcare systems are vulnerable to data breaches and cyber-attacks.
In the past, hackers targeted large facilities (100,000+ employees) to gain access to the larger cardholder databases. Since then, these larger healthcare facilities have implemented higher security measures and have invested in PCI DSS compliance strategies. In response, hackers and phishers have now turned to smaller to medium sized healthcare facilities. 436 security incidents within healthcare facilities with 11-100 employees were recorded in 2011 alone.*
Is your healthcare practice PCI DSS compliant? Stratosphere Networks has private cloud solutions that are customized to keep all of your patients’ information safe. Our solutions will help you comply with PCI DSS but most importantly will keep your facility and patients’ data protected 24/7. Call us today at 877-599-3999 to see how our healthcare cloud solutions can help your practice.
*Source: 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report, Verizon, 2011